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Man No Longer Considering Medically-Assisted Suicide Over Poverty Issues After Outpour Of Support

A man who had applied to receive assisted suicide from the Canadian government is no longer considering the option after the public offered money and support, City News reported Wednesday.

The outlet reported last month that 54-year-old Amir Farsoud was applying for medical assistance in dying (MAID), a process in Canada where an individual who meets certain criteria can receive a substance from a medical professional that will kill them. The Ontario resident was in danger of losing his house, and said he would rather die than be homeless.

“I don’t want to die but I don’t want to be homeless more than I don’t want to die,” Farsoud, who suffers from a debilitating back injury, said in the original October news story.

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